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Help Saveguard Scotland's sea life
Can you help? Scotland is a country proud of its rich natural heritage; it is home to iconic terrestrial species, wonderful birds, amazing marine life and is one of the most important places in the world for seabirds. Many are shocked to learn that some of Scotland’s seabird colonies are...
5 Oct 2012
Ian's winter birds
Pauline Wilson, RSPB Local Group Secretary, writes: "Hi Everybody. I received an email from Ian Cunningham and thought it particularly interesting as his photographs show the birds in winter plumage which is quite different from our usual views of these species. A lovely seal certainly has the...
28 Nov 2011
Introductions from Onziebust and Trumland
Hello, a quick introduction first. I’m Izzy and I will be based at Onziebust reserve, on Egilsay, for the next 9 months. I will also be keeping and eye on the Trumland reserve on Rousay. I’m originally from the (very) southern county of Kent – but seem to keep migrating north. I spent...
14 May 2012
Orkney's seabird cities will be showcased on BBC 2 tomorrow, Thursday 23rd August
Earlier this year we were approached by the BBC's Springwatch team for help in making a Springwatch "special" celebrating the wonderful natural history of our seabirds. The result is a programme to be shown tomorrow on BBC 2 at 9.00pm (and on BBC HD at the same time) which shows our amazing...
22 Aug 2012
Local Group Auskerry Trip
Most years the RSPB Orkney Local Group organise a trip out to the small island of Auskerry. On Saturday 26 th May, a group of 11 folk made the journey out and I was lucky enough to be able to accompany them. Auskerry lies on the East side of the island group, just south of Stronsay. It is only ¾...
1 Jun 2012
Wild Orkney: The Way I See It - calling all schools
Image courtesy of Premysl Fojtu, Orkney Camera Club Aileen Meek writes... Whatever you thought of the summer that’s past, the season of winter wildness awaits and who knows what it will bring? Gentle winds or great gusts and gales, frost-crusted mornings or falls of snow that put a stop to all...
11 Oct 2012
Onziebust's Great Yellow Bumble Bee Hunt
WE FINALLY FOUND ONE! Naturally I didn’t have my camera with me to prove it to you so you’ll just have to take my word for it. To make up for it here is a picture from RSPB images. Since June staff and volunteers have been searching for the rare bumble bee across the Onziebust reserve...
18 Aug 2012
Visitors & locals to enjoy Orkney’s wildlife with help of Heritage Lottery Fund
A project to encourage local people and visitors to learn about and experience Orkney’s wildlife has been awarded £341,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Enjoy Wild Orkney project will put in place measures to promote the islands as a top wildlife tourism destination - helping the local...
6 Apr 2012
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